Judge won't reopen high-speed-rail challenge

Court rejects Peninsula coalition's bid to reopen the case to force rail authority to revise ridership numbers

The case challenging high-speed rail studies and route selection has been finalized by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny despite a last-ditch effort by a coalition of challengers to get it reopened.

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Posted by Morris Brown
a resident of Menlo Park
on Aug 23, 2010 at 7:58 pm

The Judge today, Aug 23rd, ruled that his tentative ruling was final. He made a couple of sentences changed in the final ruling, as shown at the very end of the ruling. So the Tentative ruling stands.


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Posted by GiveItUp
a resident of Woodside
on Aug 24, 2010 at 7:55 am

I suppose you believe in angels too?

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Posted by What?
a resident of Downtown North
on Aug 24, 2010 at 9:38 am

"The authority...will continue to work with and gather feedback from residents of the Peninsula..."
Yeah...Right...and subsequently ignore everything they hear!

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 24, 2010 at 10:18 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

While you are at it, get some judge to declare the income tax unconstitutional.

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Posted by the_punnisher
a resident of Mountain View
on Aug 24, 2010 at 10:42 am

Its taken over 30 years, but the NIMBY's on the Peninsula finally LOST.

The group of cities mentioned killed the type of transportation that other cities have had for DECADES...the working RING system that has served many other cities across the US so well...

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Posted by What?
a resident of Downtown North
on Aug 24, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Good name. It suits you well. Maybe you'll have more sympathy for "NIMBYs" when your entire life savings are needlessly devastated by a disaster like this. Maybe the right of way should be redirected to your house.

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Posted by C
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Aug 24, 2010 at 1:37 pm

What if.... the High Speed Rail ends the congestion on our freeways,
gives trains and buses fewer stops and lightens the load at the Palo Alto Airport.... Would that make the NIMBY's happier???

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Posted by GOOD
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 24, 2010 at 2:48 pm

About time that know it All types stop acting like they speak for everyone else and if you dont think there right.. They will scream and shout and sue

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Aug 24, 2010 at 8:10 pm

Everyone with these smug, arrogant comments has no respect for this state or any business or person that will be directly affected by this horror. Shame on you. Don't tell your neighbors your opinions because when the disaster- it will be- hits the fan, they will wag their finger in your direction - not the other way around. OMG poor California.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 24, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Hey, HSR, Take my house, please.

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Posted by GOOD
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 25, 2010 at 1:54 pm

and WHO is smug and arrogant??

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Atherton
on Aug 26, 2010 at 12:00 am

When I submitted my question in writing as was the process at the last meeting at Menlo Park City Hall it was not read out loud. As a matter of fact when I questioned the rail experts after the meeting they fumbled around as the answer was buried under some lost appendix, subsection, paragraph, Not giving up and continuing to push I finally got the answer to the question. How many trains will run every day, including HSR and Cal Train. And how many will run at peak hours. The numbers are staggering, See if you can find the answer to what should be the most obvious question.

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Posted by Jay Tulock
a resident of another community
on Aug 26, 2010 at 11:01 am

You are all fools. Commenting on the EIR will give you comments back from the Authority followed by their will shoved down your throats. There are no comment police to take your sane comments and rule the Authority as lunatics. Those who will comment on your comments are your foes. You may get some delay if you sue, but whatever decision is made will be by a judge who must follow law and probably does not understand high speed rail planning concepts any better than most of you and your representatives do. Meanwhile Kopp, a savvy judge, will find ways to manipulate the law so that all challenges are moot.

There is only one way to stop this madness. Cease your local bickering, your calls for remediation, your fantasy of a tunnel. Join all others up and down the state who are similarly being bombasted by the Authority. Raise $3 million, hire signature gatherers, and place an anti Propo 1A measure on the ballot. The 52 percent do not exist anymore, despite what pro high speed rail people say, due to the economy, public project detail awareness, and skepticism of the integrity of the Authority. None of this existed before the 2008 vote. The Authority will lose their bond money, they will lose their public mandate, you will regain a bright future for your towns.

With Kopp and Diridon finally smashed, hope for a real high speed rail system may come to pass. You must start today. One of you must start today, then two, then ten-thousand.

Jay Tulock, Vacaville

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